Here’s what I will remember about the day that all pretense of the US Supreme Court being an impartial arbiter of justice died:
Female voices screaming SHAME! while Mike Pence methodically tapped his tiny white mini-cup/gavel from a raised podia/desk, stoically demanding::
The Sergeant at Arms will restore order in the gallery.
Of course, there is no order of any kind that will be restored as long as Pence is Vice President and Donald J Trump continues as the Electoral College POTUS.
Everyone knows it and yet there is a pretense that somehow this can all be worked out because Americans all are part of one big great family.
Let’s be plain, if you are a member of a family with an extremely abusive, rage-a-holic FATHER and a second-in-command mother who goes along with all that he says and does, it NEVER works out.
One or two sessions with a good therapist will make it clear that the only way to survive is to take the power away from the abuser and recognize YOU have the power.
YOU can choose whether to continue the status quo and remain a victim of abuse or to fight back in any way you see fit.
Contrary to popular belief, there are many ways to fight back in families. These are the top 2:
- Cease contact and remove the abuser from your life
- Join forces with allies and remove the abuser from power
In the case of the American family the first option is admittedly a limited one.
Sure, you can choose NOT to watch Electoral College POTUS preen and insult his enemies-of-the-day list at Third Reich-style nativist rallies held solely in red states.
But you cannot fully remove yourself from the wrath of his power i.e. the laws he enacts, unless you renounce your citizenship and move elsewhere.
Once a person turns 18 or 21 in a small, abusive nuclear family moving out and asserting independence is a more than practical and advisable option. However, it is NOT an option for anyone under age.
So at this time in the extended American family we can all consider ourselves minors – or at least a general population with all the rights of minors. Therefore, we are left with option #2.
What this means is to stop wasting time engaging in debate about our abuser and instead conspire to go around him and his minions.
In plainer talk it means removing HIM and THEM from power.
There is no point trying to reason with a rage-a-holic liar. Even when you win, you lose because as long as they sit at the top they can weaponize the system any way they like.
You might succeed in making your case but they withhold funds.
You can reach an agreed compromise but they might back out at any moment and pull the rug out from under you.
You could get everyone who matters to agree that this is the law of your land but because they control the government and all means of production, they might instead choose NOT to ENFORCE the rules you previously both agreed to and fought for.
Brett Kavanaugh proved to be exactly this type of rage-a-holic liar at his confirmation hearings to the U.S. Supreme Court, under oath and before a judicial committee of senators, as well as the world.
Fearing his ascendance to his lifelong aspiration of being a Supreme Court judge was over after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified in great detail of his teenage attempt to rape her while drunk, he sputtered to the Senate and the world:
This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups.
He then added fuel to his raging fire against liberals by following it with:
…And as we all know in the United States political system of the early 2000s, what goes around comes around.
Luckily my husband and I got married when Obama was president. Still, I’d gladly burn the license in front of the Capital building in exchange for Kavanaugh’s removal from the Court in light of those statements.
The reason is not merely the above. It is also the continual and convincing rolling proof that he is indeed a first class liar of epic proportions.
Even if one does not believe Dr. Blasey Ford’s allegations (Note: Though I have yet to find anyone outright say SHE is lying), there is PHONE TEXT proof that he lied to the committee as to his knowledge of those and other accusations.
Numerous Yale classmates came forward to state that Kavanaugh and his team texted back and forth with fellow Yalies at least FIVE DAYS prior to the New Yorker piece exposing the drinking and sexual abuse/attempted rape charges against him that he claimed to know NOTHING about. In those texts and talked about phone calls, both he and his team asked his old friends and classmates for their support in discrediting the charges/accusations/allegations, et. al. In effect, they were seeking to marshal support behind him before anything he swore under oath to know nothing about came to light.
Whether he faces charges or not, and for however long he remains a Supreme Court Justice, what we do now know FOR SURE is that Brett Kavanaugh is both a liar AND a rage-a-holic.
We should consider him exactly like the president who nominated him and deal with him in exactly the same way. Then, and only then, will the American family truly be restored.
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